Happy Friday, traders! Are you ready to trade at the end of the week? Here’s what you need to know before you start:
Chinese yuan weakens as risk-on sentiment fades
The trade tensions between the US and China weakened the offshore yuan. USD/CNH has risen above the weekly pivot resistance at 6.8828. At the moments bulls are targeting the next resistance at 6.9221. Such oscillators as Stochastics and RSI show that the market is in the overbought conditions. If bears take over the market, they will pull the pair to the support near the 200-day SMA at 6.8254.
The first week of November promises to be eventful, as we have the Fed meeting, the BOE update, and the NFP release. Read more details here.
Last week several important economic updates influenced the Forex market. US preliminary GDP fell less than expected (0.6% actual vs. 0.7% forecast). Below you will find the key events to trade on during the week from August 29 to September 2.
This week may be the most important since the year started as the Fed assess the economic outlook and the US presents fresh NFP readings.
S&P Global, a private banking company, will release a monthly change in British Flash Manufacturing Purchasing Managers Index (PMI) on January 24, 11:30 GMT+2. The index is a leading indicator of economic health as businesses react quickly to market conditions, and purchasing managers hold the most current and relevant insight into the company's view of the economy.
The United States Bureau of Labor Statistics will publish the US Consumer Price Index (CPI) m/m on January 12 at 15:30 GMT+2. The index measures a change in the price of goods and services purchased by consumers.